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The Second Russian Revolution
This 5-part series is a behind the scenes look at Gorbachev’s reforms and the ensuing collapse of the USSR.
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“The most fascinating program
on television.”

– The Evening Standard

This 5-part series is a behind the scenes look at Gorbachev’s reforms and the ensuing collapse of the USSR. Winner of the Dupont Gold Baton for Best Documentary Series and called ‘the best BBC series of the decade’ by the London Independent.

These documentaries tell the inside story of Mikhail Gorbachev’s political revolution. They also include scenes with all the major figures from the last Soviet Politburo and the nationalist leaders who helped their people break away from the USSR and form new, independent republics. The films trace Gorbachev’s rise and fall from the first experiments with the policies of Glasnost and Perestroika through the collapse of Communism, the ascent of Boris Yeltsin and the end of the Soviet Union.

- Premiered on BBC and The Discovery Channel (US)
- Produced for Brian Lapping Associates Ltd  (UK)
- Columbia DuPont Gold Baton for Best Documentary Series

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The Second Russian Revolution “is a stunning series” – The Guardian

“The mould is broken – the most fascinating program on television.” – The Evening Standard

“It is the most important documentary on British television for a decade.” – The Independent

“Fascinating” – The New York Times

“A revealing exploration” – The Washington Post


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